Jason Shawhan

Jason Shawhan
Jason Shawhan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Nashville Scene

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
64% Crisis (2021) Crisis is a decent start to untangling the sea of knots we're drowning in. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2021
76% In The Earth (2021) It embodies the organic process of starting out focused and then hitting a realization that diffuses and refracts that focus into a web of possibilities, with that initial certainty becoming quicksand. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2021
91% PG: Psycho Goreman (2021) At its best, PG: Psycho Goreman feels like a collision between the more anarchic strains of Canadian children's television, the TV Guide description of E.T. ... and one of those splatterific R-rated Italian fantasy epics from the early '80s. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
62% Willy's Wonderland (2021) ...His Cageness shakes, struts, grunts and shrieks, and it's unexpectedly awesome. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
90% The Vigil (2021) It's not often that we get horror films focused on Jewish traditions (see also 2015's exceptional Tikkun), but this film hits like a ton of bricks. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
4/4 79% Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) "The colors: bright; the mood: uncertain; the vibe: distinctive. And at its heart, a mystery." - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
80% Synchronic (2020) ...in a film about multiple temporal realities, maybe we're meant to question all that we experience. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
83% Freaky (2020) Freaky absolutely has the best Vince Vaughn performance since 2000's Made, and it's amazing to see the effervescent joy he brings to this role. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
75% Archenemy (2020) ... it's a spry and inventive take on storytelling as something genetic and mutable, the way that cultures adapt, and how perspective can be a bridge and/or a weapon. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
B+ 99% Wolfwalkers (2020) [T]here's nothing quite as transporting-and sometimes transformative-as a work of animation that devotes itself to shaking up your reality. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2020
4/4 93% Possessor: Uncut (2020) If Cronenberg lost control of the tone at any moment, the end result would be unwatchably disturbing. And he does not lose control. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
82% The Painted Bird (2020) This film is too much. That's certainly the point it's making, and it does so with skill, style and an absence of pity or humanity. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
83% She Dies Tomorrow (2020) This is experimental and existential horror ... serves up something transcendent and beautiful that will put your emotions through the ringer. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
B+ 66% Matthias & Maxime (2019) This is a film with big emotions and swoon-worthy wet hair moments, and it finds unexpected places in the subconscious to settle. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2020
98% Vitalina Varela (2020) If you can give two hours of your existence to a dark room and sincere thought, there's nothing more essential available right now. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
90% Blood Quantum (2020) It remains an essential horror film that gives the viewer unexplored angles on a scenario we think has been done to death. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
57% The Hunt (2020) The Hunt is no kind of grand political statement, and it would have been so much stronger if it had been. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
93% And Then We Danced (2020) And Then We Danced is a film that understands the liberating power of carbs and gay romance. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
86% Color Out of Space (2020) Goopy body horror works in conjunction with emotional alienation at its most cruel, and nothing is sacred when illuminated by this unearthly light. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
7% Fantasy Island (2020) This film is such a haphazard stack of nested fantasies it could be a Cinemax After Dark film if it took any joy in anything. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
81% VHYes (2020) What makes this lo-fi, heartfelt whatsit of a movie so endearing is its willingness to embrace the schizophrenic, protean polyculture of modern pleasure .. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
83% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) This is a kindhearted but emotionally rigorous journey to the precipice of madness that isn't afraid to go Screaming Mad George when the time comes to spread the splatter. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
90% The Lighthouse (2019) This film features the darkest tendencies of masculine impulses arising to redefine the world as we know it, consuming everything in a reaction of blunt-force violence. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
94% The Dead Center (2019) "There's an unknowable boundary around the human experience, and if you pass beyond that boundary, you are quite simply fucked." - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
95% The Flower (La flor) (2019) It's such a varied, shifting experience that by the time everything is done, you feel like you've been in a whirlwind affair with cinema itself. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2019) One Cut of the Dead is a scrappy, sincere take on the zombie film, and perhaps the only pure and decent thing to be found at the box office. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
91% In Fabric (2019) This dress comes with a body count, and though it doesn't send folks into stabby fits of rage, haute tragedy is all the rage this season. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
38% Angel Has Fallen (2019) There is a vicious efficiency to this sequence that cobbles together the exact right combination of sci-fi awe and visceral, exploding horror. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) This is a film wherein textiles and tapestries and secret tomes tell us the truth even as people of all affiliations shakily lie. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) At its best, this film is a sustained kind of creepy that never does anything too stupid or world-breaking. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
86% Diamantino (2019) See it with your weirdest friend, and be prepared to learn some things about yourself. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
60% Greta (2019) This is a wicked film with a lot on its mind. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
68% Climax (2019) Writer-director Gaspar Noé specializes in emotional responses to difficult situations, and he's in his element here as conductor and architect of the saddest kind of madness. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
82% High Life (2019) This film gives voice to the scream within. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
96% Hail Satan? (2019) It's worth seeing for anyone who feels a little too certain as to their own cosmology, and also as a sign of hope that there are people battling the erosion of social liberty on all levels. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
81% Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) (2019) Knife+Heart is essential viewing -- sumptuous, a tad silly, shocking and built on the most unexpectedly solid emotional foundations. - Nashville Scene EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019